Chicago White Sox Pitchers: 2015 Team Preview

Sep 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) tips his cap towards the outfield after third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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If you are looking for a bonafide ace, then look no further than Chris Sale.  In my eyes, Sale is without a doubt the third best pitcher in fantasy and all of baseball.  If you can land Chris Sale with a late second or early third round pick and pair him with two premier hitters, then that could be a great core.  I really believe that Sale will outperform his ADP, and I will be drafting him as you can read in my article.

The White Sox rotation saw a major upgrade when they brought Jeff Samardzija back to Chicago, but he will be pitching for the South Side this time.  His 4.70 K/BB ratio was by far a career best, but I am not too worried about a major regression.  I have watched Samardzija pitch over the years and he has developed from a thrower to an actual pitcher.  Draft the Shark with confidence.

Jose Quintana is the popular sleeper from the White Sox rotation.  He has improved every single year as a Major League starter.  From 2012 to 2014, Jose Quintana has seen his ERA drop from 3.76 to 3.51 to 3.32 and his K/9 from 5.35 to 7.38 to 8.00.  In 2015, Quintana will be 26 and should be a strong bet to continue his development.

Tanner Bell of Smart Fantasy Baseball has created all of the projections seen in this post.  You can read about how he develops his projections here.  His projections are invaluable to this site.  You can also visit his site at www.smartfantasybaseball.com.